I’m not sure why, but these images of arches have captivated my imagination–including in my dreams. As always, it’s amazing how much beauty and variety humans manage to create with something that seems simple, like an arch. These images are all complements of Sam Pryor on Pinterest. I’ve referred to him many times when I use pictures from his site but this is the first time he’s done all the collecting for me. Do give his site a try.
As always, I give attribution where I know it. If you have knowledge of the location of an unmarked arch, or of the architect who designed it or the artist who took the photograph, please share it with everyone in the comments at the end of the post.
By Katarina 2353
By Matteo Angelotti
Tin Mal Mosque, Morocco, By Kasmil
Bologna, by mym on Flickr
Arganzuela Footbridge, Dominique Perrault Architecture
After the rain, Abbey of San Galgano, Italy by Marite
- Arched Door – Chateau de Belcastel 13th century, France
By skipnclick on flickr
Chaumont Viaduct, France. Lighting design, Jean-François Touchard – Photographed by Didier Boy de la Tour
Chaumont Viaduct, France
Inside the Steinway Piano factory
Jean Dieuzaide, Eglise Romane, 1921
Galleria Vittorio Emanuele, II Italy by mbell1975 on flickr
Salisbury Cathedral, Wiltshire, England
Scandinavia, via National Geographic
The Blue Mosque, Tabriz, Iran. Image by Ri Za
Design by Gaudi, Casa Mila
Ouse Valley viaduct
Basilica Cistern, Istanbul, Turkey Print by Carson Ganci
Design by mario botta
Mosteiro de Santa Clara-a-Velha, Coimbra by Samuel Santos, via Flickr
New York City
Safdarjung Tomb by Renee Vititoe, New Delhi, India
Presbyterian Church, Baltimore, Maryland by JCNixonPhoto on flickr
Savilla, Spain by kdynamic on Flickr
BRAAMCAMP FREIRE Secondary School, LIsbon, Portugal
The Industrial Cathedral
Kyoto, Japan by tatuya_sss on flickr
Park Guell. Antoni Gaudi. Barcelona, Spain by RoldixBCN
Nasir al-Mulk Mosque Shiraz, Iran
By Yasir Nisar
Mirogoj Cemetery Arcade in Zagreb, Croatia By Richie 78 on flickr
Colorful passage in Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia
Cathedral Park via Earth Shots.org
Townhall in Vienna, Austria
Puff Adder is a wooden tunnel resembling a snake used for growing lilies in South Africa, architects by Patrice Taravella and Terry de Waal.
Roman galleries under the old Archbishop’s Palace of Aeminium , modern Coimbra, Portugal
Wells Cathedral by Matt Wiebe on flickr
Escalator in Umeda Sky Building, Osaka City, Japan
Design by Rafael Moneo
The Royal stables, Meknes, Morocco
Hôtel Thoumieux on the Left Bank, Paris. created by Thierry Costes and designer India Mahdavi
If you like the sensibilities in this post, don’t forget to try Sam Pryor on Pinterest.
Thank you – just stunning!
Unbelievably beautiful and incredible design work. Wonderful compilation of photos.
They are absolutely marvelous. They make me wonder why are they so melancholic and still wish for me to be there.
No matter our thoughts on Iran, it is a complicated subject, but there is no denying the beauty and phenominal architecture of their arches.
Exquisite collection – thank you very much for putting this slide show together, it is appreciated.
“13th century…” and still standing. How many walls, bridges, arches being built today will be standing as long as this one?
Being able to lay my hands on buildings 300 years old, while visiting Europe in the 80s, was as meaningful as all else I saw.
Thank you for sharing with us these beautiful architectural marvels.
Amazing, Wonderful and Marvellous! I feel lucky to see this!
As always, a thoroughly enjoyed collection. Thank you.
The picture “Scandinavia” is Runde Taarn (the round tower) in Copenhagen, Denmark. It has an observatory at the top and a view of all rooftops in Cph.
So many centuries of History built by so many countries of Glory in their magnificent architecture. It would be wonderful if all these countries could be free , friendly and independent with each other.
WOW, what a stunningly beautiful assortment of,….well, sheer beauty, thank you so much for sharing such meaningful beauty, looking forward to much more from you ! ! ! !
Marjorie ..I just love every thing you have sent i am in awe of the photography I dearly love nature the animals are superb .
Thank you looking forward to the next email
Marjorie ..Just stunning .
It’s such a great pleasure to enjoy also appreciate each of these stunning architectures and photography beauty , is wonderful and thank you so much !
Absolutely wonderful compilation of photos!!
An excellent collection of art and documentation…it`s an inspiraton to Photographers and lovers of Architecture and Monumental History!
An excellent collection of art work and documentation…It is a treat to the eye of even ordinary people but definitely inspiration to Photographers,Travelers,and those interested in Monuments and History..and of course nature lovers!
It’s amazing how the arch seems to lead us visul ally to the unendiing expanse of our universe. It seems to let us know that there is a never ending spirit availabe to us. as I ly in my hospice bed, I have an arched window to gaze through each day. It tells me I will be able to become part of the universe even if only as molectory energy that goes on and on.
Stunning collection. Thank you for sharing!